Japanese Cemetery, Broome

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#16 of 53 in Historic Sites in Western Australia
Discover Broome’s interesting history, based on the exploits of the men and women who developed the pearling industry in the 1880s, by joining a guided tour of Japanese Cemetery. The riches taken from the sea did not come easily, and this historic cemetery is the resting place of more than 900 Japanese who lost their lives diving for the precious pearls. Many more were lost at sea, and the exact number of deaths is unknown. With its rows of simple headstones, the cemetery is a humble reminder of those intrepid immigrants who lived and died trying to conquer Australia’s seas. See Japanese Cemetery and all Broome has to offer by arranging your trip with our Broome trip generator.
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  • August 6, 2017
    It was interesting to learn about how a lot of those poor souls died in hurricanes, the cemetery itself is very well kept and presented but everything is written in Japanese therefore we didn't unders...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    The Japanese played such a big role in the pearling history in Broome it would be wrong not to at least stroll through this site.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Well maintained. 717 Grave of 919 Japanese. Made me sad. Wish I know how to read Japanese. Must do thing in broome.  more »

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